Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong

Coronavirus: Hong Kong faces escalated medical strike despite government move to expand border closures

  • Hospital Authority says services ‘seriously affected’ as about 2,700 staff skip work in bid to force government into total border shutdown
  • City’s first human-to-human transmission of deadly virus confirmed as 15th patient infected through close contact with her son
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Medical workers strike near Queen Elizabeth Hospital demanding Hong Kong close its borders with mainland China to curtail the spread of the coronavirus. Photo: Winson Wong
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Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him

Chan Ho-him is a reporter for the Hong Kong desk focused on covering education policies. He joined the Post in 2019. Prior to that, he was an investigative reporter at Ming Pao.